From Caravaggio in the 17th century to the American Luminist painters of the 19th century, artists have struggled to capture and reflect a light source in their works. Translating the details of reflected and refracted light is a talent few truly master. Elle’s goal is to seize that sunshine or five o’clock shade to create a brilliant mid-day horizon or a silent, shady sunset moment. Each work gives you a sense of the place in which the artist immerses herself. I have watched her work at the Life-Saving Museum and the creek marshes of Monomoy in Nantucket. Elle concentrates and absorbs the essence of the time, tone, and beauty of the natural landscape and shares it with us.